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Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.

30 years ago

MARQUETTE–The memory of John Voelker-Robert Traver to his literary fans-will live on through the John D. Voelker Foundation. The foundation was formed last year by two Lansing attorneys and Voelker admirers, Richard Vander Veen and Frederick Baker. The foundation, a non-profit Michigan corporation, will honor Voelker’s contributions to American literature and raise funds to provide legal services to the disadvantaged. The fund will also grand legal education scholarships in Voelker’s name. To aid in fund-raising for the foundation, a signed, limited edition of “Laughing Whitefish,” Voelker’s only historical novel, is being offered for $150. Only 300 hardbound copies are available.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — The Marquette-Alger District Nurses Association will meet tonight at 8 in St. Mary’s Hospital. Dr. Joseph McCarthy, psychiatrist at the Upper Peninsula Adult Mental Health Clinic here, will be the speaker. He will talk about operation of the clinic. Sixteen seniors in St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing will be guests at the meeting. Hostesses will be Gloria Jernstad, chairman, and Evelyn Ickes, Mary Hogan, Mary Deasy and Lillie Olson. All nurses are invited to attend.

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